Fused glass artist Jacki Cohen is inspired by vibrant color, bold design, and the crimson sunsets of the Sonoran Desert. She is passionate about living life to its fullest and takes advantage of the majestic Arizona mountains by starting most mornings with a hike or another form of exercise “The morning is my meditative time,” explains Cohen “I love being outside and pushing my body to the limit.”
Largely self-taught, Cohen finds inspiration everywhere. From the vivid natural scenery surrounding her North Scottsdale studio, to an innovative wardrobe ensemble, to the burgundy splash of a good Cabernet, Cohen’s unique eye for color and design fuels her to re-envision ordinary objects into extraordinary expressions of fused glass artwork.
Color is my native language. Glass allows me to translate my vision to the world.
Having worked in fused glass design for over a decade, Cohen has a knack for creating both functional and decorative pieces for homes, workspaces, and one-of-a-kind gifts. As a juried artist, Cohen participates in some of the most prestigious juried exhibits and shows in Arizona, the United States, and Internationally.
Having worked in various art media, Cohen finds that fused glass sparks her spirit and speaks to her soul. “Once glass reaches a heat of 1500 degrees, it becomes soft and pliable. By carefully cutting and layering sheets of glass you are given limitless possibilities,” says Cohen.
She is a juried artist in the Sonoran Arts League and the Arizona Artists Guild. She’s been featured in Jewish News, Reader’s Choice-Best Judaic Shop 2022, SoScottsdale Magazine 2021, Phoenix Magazine 2019, Artsy Shark 2019, Voyage Phoenix, ShoutOut Arizona, Arizona Jewish Life, Phoenix Jewish News and North Scottsdale Lifestyle magazines, has won numerous awards in juried shows around the state, and was the winner of Best of Jewish Phoenix Arts and Culture in May, 2018.
Jacki accepts commissions and welcomes visitors into her studio by appointment. Her newest installation is an 8-foot glass wall underwater scene created for a local Scottsdale business. You can see her 11 piece permanent installation at Congregation Beth Israel in Phoenix, AZ